Spring view

Spring view
A View From Our Deck

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Jack's New Project

Here it is Mother's Day 2015 and it feels like it is early March.  It is 58 degrees but with the wind it feels much cooler than that.  I guess it is just the contrast from three days ago when it was 87 degrees.  That was too hot for me, but 58 is too cold.  I know, you just can't please some people.  I say if you're wishing, you might as well wish for perfection.  That would be 75 degrees with a light wind.  One week ago that is the weather we had.  Our grandson Jack called and wanted to come over to build something with Papa.  Jack is in first grade and will turn seven the end of June.  He had gathered his supplies and wanted his mom to bring him to our house.  Apparently Jack had a plan.  He brought a few things from home and then went into the workshop and found an old broom handle and some more scrap pieces.  He laid the wood out the way he wanted it and had me take photos from a couple angles so it would be reassembled to look the same.


I wonder what he has in mind.

Jack waited patiently while Papa gathered screws, a drill bit and a drill/driver.  He had his safety glasses on and was carefully planning in his head.

Can't you just see the wheels in his head turning.  His safety glasses already in place.

So the project begins...
Papa gets the screw started
and Jack screws it in.

Here is the finished project.

We aren't quite sure what it is, but he is very proud.  He says it's an airplane with compartments for stuff.

Most of the grandchildren come out to visit and don't want to go home.  Not Jack.  The moment his project was finished he wanted to go home.  He likes to be home plus he needed to show his family what he made.  Last year he made a birdhouse with Papa, and this year it was this airplane.  Who knows what next year will bring.  He has a big imagination, so it should be interesting.